The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.
2015 Theme: "All Aboard for Greatness"
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, beginning at 10am, the Kyle Founders' Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park's Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing "Happy Birthday" to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake. Additionally, the Kyle Market Days vendors will set up for an "Encore" event from 9a - 1p on the City Square.
Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders' Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into street when parade is going by.
Today, Center Street is a State Highway (FM-150) and we are very limited on how long we can close this section down to have the Kyle Founders' Parade. Therefore, the number of entries are set and when the spaces are filled, we can't add any more.
Enter your group in the Parade
If you would like to participate in the Kyle Founders Parade, on-line Parade entry forms will be accessible beginning at 8:00am, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Space is very limited so entries will be accepted until all space is filled. When all spaces are filled, the on-line entry form will be deactivated. Click here for entry form
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